Thursday, January 13, 2005

The New Science of Happiness

[17 January 2005 - Time Magazine] What makes the human heart sing? Researchers are taking a close look. What they've found may surprise you. Explore this Special Mind & Body Issue in which Time magazine presents an important series of articles that anyone interested in creativity should not miss. The nearly 70 pages of articles introduce the lay reader to "positive psychology (PP)," an emerging field that focuses on strengths and well-being and how to maintain these positive states, as opposed to psychology's tendency to focus on treating unhealthy or pathological problems. Creativity, as a strengths-based approach to development and engagement, is an important strand within PP. PP topics with relevance for creativity research and application include: happiness, optimism, joy, laughter, biology, thriving, spirituality, resiliency, trust, satisfaction, and positive emotions. More

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